I am a literacy specialist at an amazing K-6 school that is trying as hard as it can to do right by every member of our learning community (check us out here). Previous to my current position, I taught language arts on a multiage 6-8 team for nine years and, considering what I know now, was pretty sucky at it. I contribute to a number of blogs besides this one, including the Nerdy Book Club blog, and am the author of RENEW! Become a Better–and More Authentic–Writing Teacher from Stenhouse Publishers, which you can preview here. In the interest of being completely transparent, I also have an unhealthy obsession with all things #BachelorNation.